The Anonymous Widower

Should Hospitals Be The Power Backup Locations?

I was reading an article in The Times about how protestors were blocking roads in Central London and they’re inadvertently stopped an ambulance.

So this question occurred to me. Why I don’t know, but my mind has always jumped about and put thoughts together?

Consider.

  • The latest generation of energy storage that could be used to back up the grid are coming down in physical size.
  • Hospitals have complex power systems, as they use a lot of electricity.
  • Hospitals need emergency power backup.
  • Because of their high electrical use, hospitals will have a high capacity connection to the National Grid.
  • Some modern treatments need a lot of electricity.
  • Will ambulances be battery-powered and will need to be charged up, whilst delivering patients?
  • Many bus routes terminate at the local hospital, so if the buses are battery-powered, these could be charged as well.

As an Electrical and Control Engineer, I feel that to put a town, city or are’s back-up battery at the hospital would be a sensible idea.

Hospitals should be designed to be health, energy and transport hubs for their communities.

October 11, 2022 Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage, Health, Transport/Travel | , , , | Leave a comment